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View Poll Results: String gauge on a Les Paul or Other 25.75" scale electric
9s 3 60.00%
10s 2 40.00%
11s 0 0%
12s 0 0%
Other 2 40.00%
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Unread 07-04-2016, 11:02 PM   #1
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Preferred String gauge on a Les Paul or other 24.75" scale electric

Curious to see what gauge string you all prefer on a 24.75" scale electric guitar and why.

For the record, I primarily play acoustic electric and use 12s but for my two 24.75" scale electrics I go with 10s. D'Addario EXL110. I don't do a ton of bends but I find them doable with 10s and I like the tone I get.

On a side note, I use 12s with a wound G on my strat copy.

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Unread 07-08-2016, 04:28 AM   #2
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I use a Hybrid set on my LP, 10-13-17-30-42-52 in standard, I've played every gauge from 9 to 13 on this guitar over the 10 years I've owned it, I like the way the 10s felt up high but hated how floppy and muddy the low strings sounded, 11s were tough to play but the low strings sounded awesome, so I just combined the sets,

Right now I'm using RotoSound strings, D'Addario, Cleartone and Dean Markley also make the set, and other companies I imagine, these are just the ones I've used.

I don't currently own a 25.5 scale guitar but the last one I owned I had a custom gauged set from Stringjoy.com on it, 10-13-17-28-38-50
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Unread 07-15-2016, 12:58 AM   #3
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I used to use 9-42 on anything electric with 6 strings.
But if I use something for slide in standard tuning (& also for regular playing, I would normally use 10-46.
If it's used for slide in open tuning--13-50.
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Unread 07-15-2016, 01:02 AM   #4
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8s are actually my preference. 7s are a little light. These guages are actually a little trickier to play for some people, as you have to have a light touch. However, since fracturing my middle finger several years ago, heavy gauges cause bone pain in my middle finger.
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Unread 07-27-2016, 02:48 PM   #5
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After years of playing about 6 years ago I adopted the Billy Gibbons philosophy of "why work so hard". Back in the day you may have needed to play cables for additional tone but it's just not needed today. I've even put 8's on a guitar. I play 9's on my LP type guitars. I play 9's on everything except that one I said had 8's and I've used Ernie Ball forever.
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